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Elektra

Under James Levine’s galvanizing leadership, this all-star cast realizes all the gripping emotion and drama of Strauss’s masterpiece. Hildegard Behrens is searing in the title role, as the daughter obsessed with avenging the murder of her father, King Agamemnon. A sumptuous-voiced Deborah Voigt is her sister Chrysothemis, who longs only for a normal life as a mother and wife. It is their mother, Klytämnestra, (powerfully portrayed by Brigitte Fassbaender) and her husband Aegisth (James King) who must atone for the murder with their own lives—delivered by Oreste (Donald McIntyre), Agamemnon’s exiled son.

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Performance Info

Performance Date
Jan 22, 1994
Composer
Richard Strauss
Librettist
Hugo von Hofmannsthal
Run Time
1 HRS 40 MIN
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Cast & Creative
Conductor
James Levine
Elektra
Hildegard Behrens
Chrysothemis
Deborah Voigt
Klytæmnestra
Brigitte Fassbaender
Aegisthus
James King
Orest
Donald McIntyre
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